Unfriendly to conventional electronic devices, circuits, and systems, extreme environments represent a serious challenge to designers and mission architects. The first truly comprehensive guide to this specialized field, Extreme Environment Electronics explains the essential aspects of designing and using devices, circuits, and electronic systems intended to operate in extreme environments, including across wide temperature ranges and in radiation-intense scenarios such as space.

The Definitive Guide to Extreme Environment Electronics

Featuring contributions by some of the world’s foremost experts in extreme environment electronics, the book provides in-depth information on a wide array of topics. It begins by describing the extreme conditions and then delves into a description of suitable semiconductor technologies and the modeling of devices within those technologies. It also discusses reliability issues and failure mechanisms that readers need to be aware of, as well as best practices for the design of these electronics.

Continuing beyond just the "paper design" of building blocks, the book rounds out coverage of the design realization process with verification techniques and chapters on electronic packaging for extreme environments. The final set of chapters describes actual chip-level designs for applications in energy and space exploration. Requiring only a basic background in electronics, the book combines theoretical and practical aspects in each self-contained chapter. Appendices supply additional background material.

With its broad coverage and depth, and the expertise of the contributing authors, this is an invaluable reference for engineers, scientists, and technical managers, as well as researchers and graduate students. A hands-on resource, it explores what is required to successfully operate electronics in the most demanding conditions.

part 4|177 pages

Semiconductor Device Technologies for Extreme Environments

chapter 18|13 pages

SiGe HBT Platforms

chapter 21|9 pages

Passive Elements in Silicon Technology

chapter 22|10 pages

Power Device Platforms

chapter 24|11 pages

III-Nitride Platforms

chapter 25|12 pages

Photonic Devices

chapter 26|10 pages

Radiation Hardening by Process

part 5|109 pages

Modeling for Extreme Environment Electronic Design

part 8|214 pages

Examples of Extreme Environment Circuit Designs

chapter 47|8 pages

Voltage and Current References

chapter 48|15 pages

Operational Amplifiers

chapter 49|17 pages

Cryogenic Low-Noise Amplifiers

chapter 50|15 pages

Active Filters

chapter 51|6 pages

Analog-to-Digital Converters

chapter 53|18 pages

CMOS Phase-Locked Loops

chapter 55|11 pages

Memory Circuits

chapter 56|16 pages

Field Programmable Gate Arrays

chapter 58|11 pages

Asynchronous Digital Circuits

part 9|29 pages

Verification of Analog and Mixed-Signal Systems

part 11|104 pages

Real-World Extreme Environment Applications

chapter 71|8 pages

A SiGe Remote Electronics Unit

part 12|8 pages


chapter g|3 pages

Primer on MOSFETs